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Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The following is a list of graduate school opportunities within the College of Natural Resources. This list is not reflective of all graduate school opportunities within the CNR.  
  • Environmental Education/Interpretation Graduate Assistantship - Schmeeckle Reserve

  • The Schmeeckle Reserve Graduate Assistantship provides opportunities to teach and mentor undergraduate students, and to learn more about managing a visitor center and supervising staff, while pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The assistantship is a 20-hour per week position that runs from August 24, 2015 to May 20, 2017. Click here for the complete position description.

    Requirements:
    ·         Undergraduate degree in natural sciences, environmental education, interpretation, natural resources management, parks and recreation, or a related field.
    ·         Minimum two years of practical experience in the environmental education/interpretation field, preferably at a recreational site such as a park, nature center, visitor center, museum, zoo, etc.
    ·         Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    ·         Ability to plan and work both independently and as part of a team.
    ·         Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
    ·         Must work at Schmeeckle Reserve during summer of 2016 (requirement of the assistantship).
    ·         Must meet all minimum graduate student requirements of UWSP and the College of Natural Resources.
    ·         Skills preferred but not required include: supervisory experience, graphic design (using Adobe software), website design and maintenance, financial planning/budgeting.

To Apply...

By February 6, send a cover letter indicating your interest in this position (highlight specific skills and abilities that you believe would be beneficial to the assistantship) and a current resume to:

Dr. Brenda Lackey
800 Reserve Street
College of Natural Resources, UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI  54481

By February 16, complete the UW-Stevens Point graduate application process details can be found at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx 

For More Information: If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Dr. Brenda Lackey, associate professor of environmental education and interpretation or Ron Zimmerman, director of Schmeeckle Reserve. 

  • WCEE Graduate Assistantship - Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin 

The primary responsibility of this graduate assistantship will be to study green and healthy schools, identifying the current status and future needs of schools and the program. Additionally, the graduate assistant will work to identify how the application allows us to measure environmental literacy. The graduate assistant will be responsible for developing, implementing, analyzing and reporting on the status of Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin and on the evidence of environmental literacy across the state. Click here for the complete position description.  

To Apply... 

By February 2, send a cover letter indicating your interest in this position (highlight specific skills and abilities that you believe would be beneficial to the assistantship) and a current resume to Dr. Becca Franzen at bfranzen@uwsp.edu  

By February 16, complete the UW-Stevens Point graduate application process details can be found at: www.uwsp.edu/cnr/graduateProgram/Pages/applicationProcedure.aspx 

For More Information:

If you have questions about this graduate assistantship or the application procedures, please contact Dr. Becca Franzen at
  • EPA Wetlands Project

The UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources is recruiting a graduate assistant who will be involved in a project designed to increase wetland protection through local land use decision-making. This two-year assistantship will entail an inventory and analysis of wetland policies in all 72 Wisconsin counties, evaluation of the efficacy of local wetland policies and plans in five selected counties, and utilization of GIS and other tools to illustrate findings. 

Qualifications

BS Degree in geography, rural sociology, land use management and/or planning, landscape ecology, forestry or related field with at least a 3.0 GPA in the last two years of your undergraduate degree.

Interest in learning qualitative research methods, some quantitative methods, and applying GIS.

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and work history in wetlands and some use of GIS, those with competitive GRE scores, those with a passionate interest in land use planning and conservation in general, and wetlands in particular. 
 
Terms

Begins September 2014 and runs until May 2016. Assistantship provides $15,000/year stipend, all research expenses, and research-related travel expenses.  In addition, out-of-state tuition surcharges are waived for non-Wisconsin residents and students may be eligible for insurance benefits. 

To Apply…
(Note: You will need to complete application requirements for both UW-Stevens Point and the CNR) Also, send an electronic letter of interest and CV by April 1, 2014 to: Dr. Anna Haines, ahaines@uwsp.edu, (715) 346-2386 
  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Graduate Assistantship

    • The CWES Graduate Assistantship is a unique opportunity for those interested in gaining teaching, mentoring and supervisory experience in the environmental education field while pursuing a Masters in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The assistantship is a two-year commitment. The next graduate assistantship will begin in May of 2014.  
       
 
 
 

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